Archive for June, 2009
Took a break from unpackin’ yesterday to spend the afternoon getting some free music & culture downtown. My friend & awesome illustrator JT got us into the Art Institute’s new Modern Wing and it was breathtaking. One of my favorite installations was the work of Cy Twombly, an abstract expressionist painter who has shown all over the world. This particular display of work seems to have a strong atmospheric and floral influence, perfect for a warm sunny day filled with pretty sights & sounds. Highly recommend checking it out; Twombly’s work is up through September 13th.
Daaaaang. Dalek is one badass mofo painter, illustrator, & muralist. He’s got a neat portfolio site too.
*Moving this weekend = less posting until the internet gets rigged up in my new housie. Wish me luck!
Oooh! My buddy Will Bryant is blogging for Poppytalk now, showcasing music & student work. He’s got really phenomenal taste, case in point: Nicole Lavelle. She still has one year left at Portland State w/ teach Kate Bingaman-Burt and her book is already amazing. Definitely one to keep an eye on.
I really like the overlapping geometric colors of Charlotte Read’s work! Also, I appreciate the single, uber-simple scrolling page layout of her portfolio site. Definitely puts the focus on the work, you have to really trust your stuff to expect that your audience will scroll all the way to the bottom to learn more. Totally worked on me! FFF.
Ok, so I really hate moving. The big day is this weekend and the only thing keeping me on track is staying inspired about revamping my stuff in a brand-new space. Which means lots and lots of browsing on the internet to get ideas. Here’s some good examples of what I’m liking these days. I think I’m drawn to them because they have an eclectic mix of stuff going on, an unusual element of funkiness or surprise. Plus, I like seeing modern & vintage pieces complementing each other with a touch of imperfection, nothing too matchy or minimal. What do you think? Wondering if I can pull something along these lines with an extremely tight budget. Most of these images came from Sweet Home Style’s tumblr, but clicking each image will take to you its source.
Wow, this is one multi-talented artist. From objects, paperworks, to installations, Heike Weber’s work translates well to all of them. I especially like the circular rugs paired with the illustrated wall coverings. So beautiful! Source.
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